The honorarium of contractual teachers working in the State will be doubled. The increase will be enforced for both newly appointed and the teachers already working. It will incur an additional burden of Rs. 51crore on the State’s exchequer.
It was decided at a quarterly review meeting of School Education Department chaired by the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan here today. On this occasion, School Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, Minister of State for the same Shri Nanabhau Mohod, Chief Secretary Shri Avani Vaish were present.Salient Features of Meeting
Explore other options where Panchayats are not capable enough to carry out construction works
Hostel facility to be provided in model school
Amount of scholarship and uniform to be deposited directly in bank accounts of students from next year
Bank accounts to be opened for students from class first
Posts of principals to be filled all high/higher secondary schools
Regulatory Bill to control private schools to be tabled
School Education to be associated with ‘Beti Bachaon Abhiyan’
As per new decisions, the honorarium of contractual teachers of cadre-3 will be increased from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 5 thousand while honorarium of teachers under cadre-2 will touch Rs. 7 thousand from present Rs. 3,500 and contractual teachers of cadre-1 who are presently receiving an honorarium of Rs. 4,500 will now get Rs. 9 thousand. The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued directives to comply with the instructions before new recruitment of such teachers.
The Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed the officials to produce blue print of the Bill before the commencement of next Vidhan Sabha session in order to legally regulate private schools. At the meeting, the issue of recovering extra money forcefully from the guardians apart from prescribed fee structures in private schools was also raised and need was stressed on controlling such activities.
Expressing concern over delay on central funds for the modernization of Madarsas, the Chief Minister asked the officials to send letter to Central Government requesting it to remit the funds as soon as possible. He also instructed to demand more funds from the Central Government in order to open new schools as per population of cities.
Shri Chouhan asked for timely completion of ongoing construction works under the department. It would not affect price rise of construction cost, he added. Shri Chouhan said that such Gram Panchayats where no construction has been started so far, an alternate work should be initiated. The works, which have been left uncompleted by the Gram Panchayats, should be completed by the Department itself.
The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked for constant monitoring of ‘School Chalen Hum Abhiyan’. The cooperation of public representatives and MLAs should be sought to check dropout in schools. Shri Chouhan reviewed the progress of f computer lab installed under public private participation (PPP) mode. He instructed for online arrangements of distributing scholarships.
Shri Chouhan expressed concern over depletion in the number of girls in gender ratio of children of 0 to six years of age. The Chief Minister informed that he himself is going to launch an awareness-drive with a view to protecting girls under the ‘Beti Bhachaon Abhiyan’. He asked the department to be linked with this drive.
It was informed at the meeting that Madhya Pradesh is the first State in the country where one lakh 11 thousand Parent-Teacher Associations are being transferred funds through generating portal. Efforts have been made to deposit directly the amount in the bank accounts of students from next year. He further informed that for the first time in the State, a special campaign was launched for admission of students to 9th class. Overwhelming results under this campaign were yielded. An increase of 52, 972 students was registered in the admission of students to the Government schools in the second week of July which is seven percent more than that of last year.
Principal Secretary School Education Shri Rajnish Vaish, Secrectary Shri Manoj Jhalani, Commissioner Public Instructions Shri Ashok Varnwal and other concerned officials were present at the meeting.